Definitions for impoverishedɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃt, -ˈpɒv rɪʃt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken(adj)

    poor enough to need help from others

  2. broken, wiped out(p), impoverished(adj)

    destroyed financially

    "the broken fortunes of the family"

Wiktionary

  1. impoverished(Adjective)

    Reduced to poverty.

  2. impoverished(Adjective)

    Having lost a component, an ingredient, or a faculty or a feature ; rendered poor in sth ; depleted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impoverished

    of Impoverish

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ed Lindeman:

    If you don't go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope, your future will be impoverished.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. (Proposal to reform welfare programs)

  3. Roland Barthes:

    To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

  4. Fernando Melendez:

    The only thing foreign companies have done is pollute and foment distrust among local populations, we don't see any benefits and remain an impoverished region.

  5. Alexis Tsipras:

    Impoverished Greece is in crisis. We are a poor people, but we have retained our values and humanity, and we aren't claiming a single euro to do our duty to people who are dying in our back yard.

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